Well, damn. It’s August. Summer sales are cleaning out warehouses all over the place and I’m pretty sure we’re all ready for the super hot temps to fuck off. But first, there’s still a big part of summer (big to me, at least) to go… the CrossFit Games.
Yes, I am absolutely sitting here on the couch watching the marathon row. Most people probably think watching paint dry is more fun than this, but I was a collegiate rower and I am absolutely geeking out over the event. While I have never rowed 42,000m at a clip, I sure have spent my fair share of time in the seat wishing for an apocalyptic interruption.
Both Lululemon & Athleta have officially declared it ‘fall’ (the sweat dripping from my face during an 11-minute WOD says otherwise), so we’ll focus on their latest tonight. I’m kinda sorta in the mood to BUY SOMETHING(S).
5 Faves & a Dud: This Week’s Favorites
From top, L-R:
- Lululemon’s Flamenco Red: Swiftly Tech SS ($68) & Speed Up Short ($58) ❤
- Lululemon Energy Bra ($52) in Wee Are From Space Nimbus Battleship/Citra Lime
- Athleta Run Free Bra ($49) in black
- Athleta Headlands Hybrid Cargo Tight ($108) in black
- Lululemon Align Pant Full Length ($98) in Sequoia Camo Print Deep Coal Black
At risk of sounding like Tiger Woods or the devil, I quite love a red & black combo, hence the Swiftly picks. Lululemon must have been reading my mind, because a few weeks ago I found myself staring into the abyss that is my closet thinking that if true red Swiftlies existed, I’d absolutely own them. These two red pieces are currently in my shopping cart.
Athleta dropped their fall line this week, and it’s not quite as seasonally inappropriate as lululemon dropping puffer vests in July. The Headlands Tight intrigues me for work purposes, I plan to hunt some down at the mall in the near future and see if I can make them, well… work.
As for that Run Free Bra? THAT ASYMMETRY THO. I dig it. It’s like an Energy Bra’s sassy younger sister. I can relate, being a sassy younger sister and all. 😀
Worth a Mention
Athleta’s including the Stripe Contender 7/8 Tight on their New Arrivals page, but I snapped some up this winter. I love them, happened to wear them for yesterday’s ROMWOD (my new attempted obsession). [Review] TLDR: Super flattering.
Lululemon Knot Gonna Fly Tank ($54) in heathered figue
The name says it. Knot gonna fly in my wardrobe. I’m all for the knots in the back, but this color and extension of my fluffy midsection in front is not going to make its way home into my closet. EVER.
Audience Participation Time!
Now, I’ve also had the Spectrum Wunder Under Nulux White Black Wunder Under Hi-Rise Tight *Nulux brought to my attention, and I’m not sure if I love or hate them. On one hand, I’m like YEAH RAINBOW LASER SWIRL! On the other, I can’t help but wonder if someone put white pants on and ran through an icing fight in an instagram bakery’s kitchen.
Blogosphere, what say you? I can’t decide on these.